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I have to talk a lot at work. How can I protect my voice?

I have to talk a lot at work. How can I protect my voice?

By speaking properly: Speaking is like anything we do. It can be done well or done poorly. There is a proper way to speak involving good breathing and "support" combined with a relaxed neck and voice box. A lot of people don't breath properly and "squeeze" or tense their throat muscles when they speak. These people will feel tired and uncomfortable after speaking a lot. A speech therapist can fix this. ...Read more

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Voice Disorders (Definition)

Voice disorders - "voice quality, pitch, and loudness differ or are inappropriate for an individual's age, gender, cultural background, or ...Read more


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Please help I have a.D.D really bad, i can't focus or even think when i try to do work and i might fail this year , what pill should I get for my a.D.D?

Please help I have a.D.D really bad, i can't focus or even think when i try to do work and i might fail this year , what pill should I get for my a.D.D?

Best to talk: With your doctor. Sometimes depression can mimic the symptoms of add, so you'll want to be sure what it is that needs treating. Have a heart to heart with a skilled professional who will review your history and other issues with you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have an office job so I have to look at a computer for 8 hrs a day. Can you tell me how I can help my neck pain and dizziness. theses related?

I have an office job so I have to look at a computer for 8 hrs a day.  Can you tell me how I can help my neck pain and dizziness. theses related?

Ergonomics: It is very important for people who work for long periods of time on a computer or doing repetitive tasks have an ergonomic work station. Proper alignment is essential for injury prevention. Additionally, intermittent breaks for walking and stretching should be employed. ...Read more

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My voice disappeared overnight. Had a really sore throat yesterday. What can I do to help so I can talk again?

My voice disappeared overnight. Had a really sore throat yesterday. What can I do to help so I can talk again?

Time: Laryngitis is usually caused by a viral infection irritating the vocal cords. As with most viruses you just have to wait it out. Resting your voice, soothing lozenges and staying well hydrated can help. ...Read more

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I have bipolar and I already see signs of it in my 15 year old but I can't get his therapist to take me more serious when I try to talk about it?

I have bipolar and I already see signs of it in my 15 year old but I can't get his therapist to take me more serious when I try to talk about it?

Bipolar teen?: I can recommend you go to the website for the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. There, you will find a section called facts for families. It has lots of information which can help. www.aacap.org. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello docs, i need to get braces but I have a lot of problems with my teeth! help!?

Hello docs, i need to get braces but I have a lot of problems with my teeth! help!?

Team approach: Need :dentist to eliminate infections. Then orthodontist aligns teeth. Finally dentist does esthetic restorations. ...Read more

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What can I do to get of marijuana and I have bpd, i take my meds i see a phycoarist i try my hardest but need new ideas on how i can try.?

What can I do to get of marijuana  and I have bpd, i take my meds i see a phycoarist i try my hardest but need new ideas on how i can try.?

Need to know what: You didn't specify what you tried to do to get off mj. You didn't say if you were self medicating for the anxiety that's always a clinical issue in bpd. Please expand your history. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my asthma? I play soccer so we do a lot of running and i need to keep up and medicine isnt working for me that much

What can I do to improve my asthma? I play soccer so we do a lot of running and i need to keep up and medicine isnt working for me that much

Adding Singulair (montelukast): If you have used you proair or ventolin properly (inhale slowly in) , you may try upping the dose to 4 inhalations. Otherwise consider a trial with singulair (montelukast). Be sure that the breathing problem is from asthma. If the onset is less than 10 minutes, you may have what one calls vocal cord dysfunction which would not usually be helped by a bronchodilator. ...Read more

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When I have to talk in front of my class have really bad anxiety about it for weeks before and days after. What can help me get through? I get sick.

When I have to talk in front of my class have really bad anxiety about it for weeks before and days after. What can help me get through? I get sick.

Move Up Fear Ladder: Imagine different groups of people/audiences - people u think likely 2 judge ur performance (a) very critically; (b) somewhat critically; (c) neutrally; (d) somewhat uncritically; and (e) very uncritically. Practice speaking 2each type of audience (one or more people), working your way up from the least to the most critical. Once you feel comfortable with one person/group, graduate 2 next level. ...Read more

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I am so shy so when I go to school and talk to someone I feel a lot of stress and pressure and I can't talk and when I talk I don't talk good help me !?

One of the best: Ways of loosing some of that shyness is through practice. See a therapist who can help you to practice talking with people. Also, decrease the stress and pressure with deep breathing exercises and progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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I HAVE LICE!?!? My Mom Is Taking A Lot Of Them Out. Help!?!? Advice!?!? What Do I Do?? Can I Go Back To School After Break?

I HAVE LICE!?!? My Mom Is Taking A Lot Of Them Out. Help!?!? Advice!?!? What Do I Do?? Can I Go Back To School After Break?

See your doctor for : prescription medication tomorrow. For the many other things that must be done to prevent re-infestation in you & infestation of family members, see www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html. ...Read more

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Well i want to know if ill get caught on thursday am about to join a soccer team for highschool, the coach told me to go get a check up from the doctor and i smoked weed today i don't know if i can make it.

Well i want to know if ill get caught on thursday am about to join a soccer team for highschool, the coach told me to go get a check up from the doctor and i smoked weed today i don't know if  i can make it.

Probably not: If they are doing a drug test. It would seem that smoking weed is more important to you than getting on the team. Am also a tad confused that you list your age as 23 years old and you are going out for a high school soccer team? Something doesn't make sense here. I think you need to talk to a counselor about your use of weed and how much it may be getting in the way of the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Hi there i want to know what can i use ive got a over active metabolism and struggling to pick up weight i got small boobs aswell i need help please?

Hi there i want to know what can i use ive got a over active metabolism and struggling to pick up weight i got small boobs aswell i need help please?

Overactive metabol: 31 F from S AFRICA notes she has "overactive metabolism" and can't gain wt. ANS: need to find out cause of overactive metabolism. So see your medical team and be certain they check your thyroid to see if it is overactive. Google Grave's opthalmopathy images and see if your eyes look like this. I specialize in this and happy to do second opinion, ...Read more

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I have lost my voice so i can't talk what would be the best way to try to get my voice back?

I have lost my voice so i can't talk what would be the best way to try to get my voice back?

Voice rest: If this happened along with a cold, then we think of acute laryngitis. There is no great way to get your voice back other than to avoid using your vocal cords as much as possible, and humidified air. Antibiotics are of little help (b/c mostly caused by virus). Systemic steroids (prednisone) are sometimes prescribed to public speakers or singers, but there are side effects. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have a horrific ear ache about to bring me to my knees. I feel sorry for kids now when they have them. What can a dr do if anything?

I have a horrific ear ache about to bring me to my knees. I feel sorry for kids now when they have them. What can a dr do if anything?

Medication: A doctor can examine your ear and determine the most likely reason for your pain. It's likely you have an infection, and the doctor can prescribe appropriate medication. ...Read more

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How can i break my wrist relatively easily? I have a job interview/induction this tuesday and i DO NOT WANT TO GO. Bad social anxiety. Help!

How can i break my wrist relatively easily? I have a job interview/induction this tuesday and i DO NOT WANT TO GO. Bad social anxiety. Help!

Your question?: Breaking your wrist can absolutely not be a recipe for canceling a job interview. Hopefully you wrote that "question" to get some attention, not as a "real" question. Social anxiety is common, be brave & call a local mental health professional ASAP. Or request and pay for a virtual HealthTap mental health consultation. Be safe! Get help! Congrats for your job interview & best wishes :) ...Read more